Student of the Year Award

Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to Jack Williamson who recently received The Ulster Bank Student of the Year Award 2013 from Moyne Community School. Jack was presented with a Cavan Abbey Crystal Trophy and silver pen at an Awards Ceremony in Moyne Community School before the Christmas school break. Jack continues to Study Law and French at Trinity College, Dublin. We wish Jack all the very best in his future studies.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Sharon McCabe, daughter of Monica and Kevin McCabe, Drumsilla, Carrigallen and Jason Glennon, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath who received the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen on Saturday 28 December 2013 celebrated by Fr Denis Murray, P.P. Carrigallen. Bridesmaids were Marian McCabe (sister of the bride), Tara McTiernan, Louise Murtagh and Kate Reilly (cousin of the bride). Bestmen were David McNevin, Kevin Giles, Andrew Cannon and Declan McCabe (brother of the bride. Church music was supplied by Marian Mathews and Jack Williamson. Following the ceremony the wedding reception was held in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Sharon and Jason have made Australia their home and Sharon works as an accountant in Canberra University. They came home for their special occasion and we wish the happy couple many years of health and happiness.

Dancing Classes

Social dancing classes have resumed in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm, instructors are Maura and Paddy Williams from Strictly, followed by a dance from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. For further details contact 087 6486141. All are welcome!


Sympathy is extended to Angela Doonan, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the recent death of her mother, Maureen Markey, Glasnevin, Dublin and formerly Carrigallen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday 4 January 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 13, 21, and 31. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Frank O’Rourke, Killian McGuinness, Elaine Smith and Aaron Reilly.  Next week’s draw will be held in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on 11 January and the Jackpot will be €9,900.  Those in charge on the night will be Marion Lynch, Paddy O’Rourke and Thiernan O’Rourke. New people are needed to join the lotto teams and anyone interested please contact Declan on 089 4416872. Many thanks to Marion Lynch for her help with the lotto for the last number of years as next Saturday night will be her last night on the lotto. The results from the draw on 28 December 2013 are 2, 13, 15 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and the winners of €50 each were P Hourican, Jimmy Morrow (13 Club), Elaine Smith and Aaron Reilly.

Festival Christmas Draw

Congratulations to the following winners 1st prize Hughie Whelan - €300 worth of home heating oil; 2nd prize Aíne Murray – Load of sticks (3 tonne) and 3rd prize Brian Masterson - €100. Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the draw for Carrigallen Christmas Lights, without you it would have been a darker Christmas!


Bingo next Sunday night 12 January 2014 in the Community Centre at 8:30pm.  Weekly prize money is over €3,000.  Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won. On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house. Please support.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Mobile Units forthcoming visit to St Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna will be on Monday, 13 January and Tuesday, 14 January from 5:00pm to 8:30pm each day.

Want to improve your Irish?
Each year, Irish conversation classes or Ciorcail Comhrá, are run in Ballinamore Library. These hugely popular classes started on Tuesday 7 January at 8:30pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those with some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. They are attended by young and not so young and there is a group to suit all levels. Also, Leaving Cert or transition year students will find them useful for practice for their Irish orals. There is no charge for attendance classes and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.